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National award for Stone Right Stuff club

Stone’s Right Stuff boxing club won a prestigious Children and Young People Now award at a ceremony in London earlier this month. The club was shortlisted in the Third Sector category. Set up in 2008 by PC Andy Whitehall, the Right Stuff club aims to connect with young people in the Stone area who have been involved in anti-social behaviour and ...

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Stone firms hook up to Think Local site

Hundreds of businesses in Stone are now featured on a new website which aims to boost local trade across Staffordshire. The free-to-join site gives firms across the county the chance to promote themselves and provide opportunities to trade with other local businesses as well as public sector organisations like councils. More than 30,000 businesses across Staffordshire are registered on the new-look ...

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Stone shops pass firework test

Shop owners in Stone who sell fireworks all ensured that proper age checks were carried out during a county council test purchase operation. Trading standards officers visited 60 shops before Bonfire Night across Staffordshire, including some in Stone, with volunteers under the age of 18 – the legal age to buy fireworks. Every shop tested ensured age checks were made ...

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Fire service works with religious groups

A Stone reverend was among 80 people who attended a multi-faith fire safety awareness event at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s headquarters in the town on Thursday 11th November. The attendees were from organisations representing a wide range of faith groups including Muslims, Sikhs and Christians. The death of an elderly lady in a fire at her home on News ...

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Pupils urged to be bright and be seen this winter

Parents in Stone are being urged to make sure their children are safe and seen as the dark nights draw in. The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership has funded 10,000 reflective dangle discs and wristbands which are being handed out to primary-aged children. County councillor Mike Maryon, Cabinet member for road safety, said: “The Be Bright, Be Seen campaign is a ...

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Site now on Facebook

A Little Bit of Stone is now on Facebook – click here to connect! We’re also on Twitter here – they’re both great ways to keep in touch with the latest Stone news and to let us know about what’s going on in your little bit of Stone. Look forward to seeing you there!

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Natural Health Fair in November

A Natural Health Fair will be held at the Crown Hotel in the High Street on Saturday 20th November. There will be lots of stalls, a whole host of therapies to try out and plenty of talks and workshops from 10am to 4pm. There will also be a raffle on the day, with all proceeds going to Stone multiple sclerosis ...

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